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Fireworks can be disturbing to some animals. Lakewood Animal Control provides the following tips to protect pets when things begin to pop on the Fourth:

  • Dogs can jump fences when startled by fireworks, even if they have never jumped one before. Keep your pet in a quiet and secure location during fireworks.
  • Make sure your pet’s ID is current. Dogs? identification tags should have current information in case they get away.
  • Keep pets indoors during fireworks. Closing curtains, turning on the TV or radio, or keeping your pet in a carrier may provide them a distraction and sense of security during these noisy celebrations.
  • If you must be outside with your pet, keep them on a leash or in a carrier at all times.